FOSB · PTO

October Meeting

Friends of Salmon Bay Board Meeting – October 13, 2016

Time Item Leader Notes
7:00-7:10 Introduction Scott/Danielle Thanks to Veraci for extra effort at event.
7:10-7:15 Hi-Life Fundraiser Katie Hohman 25% of one day’s food sales toward library books.
7:15-7:35 Teacher Update Dave/Linda/Melanie
7:35-7:45 Admin Update Neil/Darren
7:45-7:55 Volunteer Coordinator Jodi
7:55-8:00 Break —————-
8:00-8:10 BLT John
8:10-8:20 Committee Reports Please read below. Committee leaders can give quick update answer questions.
8:20-8:30 Votes Scott/Danielle See below
8:30-8:35 Adjourn Scott/Danielle

Next Meeting: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Introduction – For those new to FOSB thanks for coming. FOSB arose after the formation of Salmon Bay K-8. The existing PTA (middle school) and PTO (elementary school) joined as one PTO. Our bylaws, budget, and minutes are on the website (https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org). FOSB is here to support the school and community.  If you’d like to get more involved please consider being a Board member. Come see a co-chair during the break if you’re interested. Thanks to those who helped and/or participated in the Pizza on the Playground event. Special thanks to Erin and her sister and their employees for going above and beyond to supply the overwhelming number of families that came. Hopefully this is a good sign of things to come.
Committee Reports:
ASP (After School Programs) Contact: Monica Porter – monica571@gmail.com
Fall after school programs are off to a fantastic start, with several new offerings added to the line up such as Hip-Pop dance, Ukulele, and Robotics! Our mission is to offer programs that keep kids engaged and moving in fun and creative ways. We are excited to report that our fall sessions had over 144 registered participants. This year we will once again offer an early dismissal program for the five Wednesdays throughout the school year! Have an idea for a class? We would love to hear your thoughts!
Drama
Shrek The Musical is in production. Shows – Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm; Wednesday, November 16th at 7pm; Thursday, November 17th at 1:30pm (School Show).
Diversity Committee Contact: Danielle Baer – danielle.baer@gmail.com
For the past couple of years, the Diversity Committee has sponsored a multicultural potluck. We’d like to keep this going and grow it. Do you have fun and meaningful ideas on how to grow cultural awareness and celebrate diversity? Please join us at our brainstorming session this fall.
PIE (Parent Information Exchange) Contact: Michelle Pearson – mqpearson@gmail.com
We had our first meeting of the year yesterday. While we don’t have any events scheduled yet we are considering the following ideas:

Rock for FOSB Contact: Kim Kildea – kimlaton@msn.com
Rock for FOSB is tentatively scheduled for late January. Final date and lineup to should be locked up in November.
Legislative Contact: Scott Koch – scotini@yahoo.com, Ian Whyte – swellandsnow@gmail.com

  • With an 8-1 decision, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that the $100,000 per day fines against the Washington State Legislature over the Legislature’s inability to get public schools fully-funded will continue.
  • Growth boundaries are changing in our neighborhoods.
  • The district is asking for input on K-5 instructional materials.
  • 2017-18 School Schedule Changes (adding 20 minutes) (https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=14396503)
  • Next SPS board meeting is November 02

Direct Giving – Rising to Our Futures! Contact: Mary Ullirch – maryullrich68@gmail.com
The Direct Giving Campaign launched October 7th and runs through November 18th. Our goal is to raise $75,000. Look for your Direct Giving appeal in the mail starting next week. If you are able, please consider donating. Any amount will do! Donations are tax deductible and simple: Donations are accepted online, by mail or in person. Ask friends, families or employers to help.
Look in the bulletin for more information or online at the Direct Giving website: https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org/2016-direct-giving-rising-to-our-future/
Let’s help our kids rise to their futures!
Auction: Contact: Erica Topel – ericatopel@windermere.com
The auction is April 1st this year. The auction committee is looking for help. The idea is to break up the larger jobs into smaller, more manageable ones. Right now they are looking for help in the following areas: stuffing procurement envelopes and someone to organize donations.
By Laws:
Dan Fiorito, one of our Directors, has stepped up to help clarify our bylaws. He will be presenting a proposal at our December meeting to put up for a vote sometime in January. He is not changing our by laws, only clarifying them.
Finance
FOSB is at normal spending levels for this time of year. At the November FOSB meeting Finance will be having an annual detailed review of the budget “Budget 101” for anyone to attend. The current budget can be found at:
https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/FOSB-budget-2016-17-FINAL.pdf
Votes
 

  • Authorize reallocating 2 existing and unused playground funds “Sports Field” upper field improvement leftover ($3,818.26) and more recent “Playground Project” for lower field ($5,133.51).  Total available to spend on playground is $8,951.77. These would be used for playground maintenance (replacing/repairing damaged playground equipment, plantings, painting).
  • Vote to endorse/sign letter to mayor Murray concerning traffic safety along 15th This was to be in conjunction with find-it-fix-it-community-walks (Saturday walk has been canceled):

http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/programs-and-services/find-it-fix-it-community-walks